Friday, April 29, 2016

2016 Nobunaga Show

Here is a link in the near future will have a tribute show for Nobunaga.

Oda Nobunari?  Give me a real Nobunaga, an evil military man.  That is what the people want.

Nobunaga no tame!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

2016 Shobata

Shobata will celebrating the Uesama's birthday this year by promoting a local festival on May 15th.  As you all know, I do not think Shobata was the place Nobunaga was born.  My opinion is Nagoya Castle.  As for next month's festival, it should be a decent one and those who can go, please go.  The festival supports the local community.  Link:

Tenka no tame!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Azuchi Station

If anyone who has been to JR Azuchi Station, there has been a lot of construction of late.  For the better, in my opinion.  The station area needs an upgrade.  Here is a link of what the station should look like when completed.

Nobunaga no tame!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nobunaga Satire

Nobunaga satire for the day.  The middle picture from left to write (Azai Nagamasa 1545-73, Imagawa Yoshimoto 1519-60, and Takeda Katsuyori 1546-82)  Enjoy!

Tenka no tame!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Nobunaga Castle Affairs

At the moment, four of Nobunaga's castle are creating a Nobunaga Castle Cultural Affair.  It sounds great.  The participants include Kiyosu Castle, Komaki Castle, Gifu Castle, and Azuchi.  However, Nagoya is somehow left out.  To the cultural affairs people, did you know that Nobunaga spent most of his youth at Nagoya Castle?  Yes, that is right, he spent most of his youth there.  Do the right thing and add Nagoya.  Here is the link in Japanese:

Nobunaga no tame!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Various Actors Played Nobunaga

I found a great link on Facebook this morning on actors who played the role of Nobunaga in Taiga dramas or movies.

My favorite three:

  • Sorimachi Takashi in Toshiie to Matsu
  • Daisuke Ryu in Kagemusha
  • Eguchi Yosuke in Kanbei
Tenka Fubu!

Friday, April 8, 2016

2016 Nagashino Festival

Here is the official poster/flyer for the 2016 Nagashino Festival.  For those who do not know, the Battle of Nagashino 1575, was one of the major battles during the Sengoku Era.  Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu employed the use of firearms and shot up the Takeda army.

Nobunaga no tame!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Gifu Sumo Basho

Gifu will hold a small sumo tournament in honor of Nobunaga and the start for next year's 450th anniversary of Gifu's founding by the Uesama.  For those who do not know, the Uesama was a big fan of sumo hand held several bouts at Azuchi throughout the 1570s.

Tickets go on sale for the July 31st basho on April 16th.  Link:

Tenka no tame!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Tendo Shrine

There is a shrine in Kyoto that Nobunaga revived in 1574 that most people do not know or heard of it.  I was able to visit Tendo Shrine on my latest trip to Japan last month.

The shrine is dedicated first to Amaterasusume-Okami, the principal deity of the Ise grand shrine as well as Hachiman-Okami and Kasuga-Okami.  Also called Tendo-gu, the time-honored shire was originally built at present Nagaokukyo city and was moved in 794 to present site Kyoto along with the transfer of the capital by Emperor Kanmu.

The shrine was stood on a much larger scale at the Higashiho-Torii Oike area and was frequently visited by imperials, aristocrats, and townspeople alike. Unfortunately, war and fire destroyed much of the building structure.

In 1574, Oda Nobunaga revived the Tendo Shrine at its present site.

Nobunaga no tame!